Upcoming Webinar: Top 4 Supervision Best Practices for Home Care

Date: Wednesday, Nov 7th Time: 2-3pm EST Register Now “Supervisory relationship is key. Strongest predictor of job satisfaction and retention after reward” – Home Care Aide Council. Supervision is an agency’s most important process. Without well-managed supervision, an agency will experience greater turnover, poor care team collaboration and poor-quality outcomes. Supervisors perform several interrelated functions […]

Tech Beat: PointClickCare Partners with Bridge Connector, Bowes In Home Care Joins enTouch Network

PointClickCare Enters into Strategic Partnership, Opens New Office Location PointClickCare Technologies and Bridge Connector have formed a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening the transferring of patient data across different systems. Mississauga, Ontario-based PointClickCare is a cloud-based software vendor for the long-term and post-acute care sectors. As a company, PointClickCare’s solutions help providers optimize financial performance, […]

Tech Roundup: CellTrak Expands Executive Leadership Team

CellTrak Expands Executive Leadership Team to Drive Rapid Growth CellTrak has announced the expansion of its executive leadership team. The Schaumburg, Illinois-based company has named Dan Wacker as its chief financial officer. It has also named Peter Caron as its chief marketing officer and vice president of corporate development. CellTrak is a software company that provides […]

Bills Seek to Delay EVV for Home Care

U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to delay the mandated implementation of electronic visit verification (EVV) in home care by one year. Under current provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion piece of legislation signed into law under the Obama administration, Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers must begin adopting EVV systems before Jan. 1, 2019. […]

Report of EVV ‘Firestorm’ Draws Home Care Industry Pushback

The rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV) for home care has created a “firestorm” of complaints in Ohio, according to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. However, that news story painted an incomplete picture, some home care providers and EVV vendors have told Home Health Care News. Under the federal 21st Century Cures Act, […]

Big Year Coming for Electronic Visit Verification in Home Care

Coming guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could settle some big questions regarding electronic visit verification (EVV) in home care, setting the stage for a lot of activity throughout 2018. Under the federal 21st Century Cures Act, all Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers across the country must be utilizing EVV as of […]

Movers & Shakers: CellTrak, FirstLight Home Care

CellTrak Welcomes New Addition to Executive Leadership Team Schaumburg, Illinois-based CellTrak Technologies, a provider of care delivery management solutions for the home care industry, has appointed Cheryl Reid-Haughian as its new vice president of clinical informatics. As one of CellTrak’s industry advisors, Reid-Haughian will assist in developing content for the industry, customers and CellTrak staff […]

Business Briefs: Ensign Group, Amedisys

The Ensign Group Acquires Home Health and Hospice Operations in Oklahoma City The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG), parent company of Ensign, said a subsidiary of Cornerstone Healthcare, Ensign’s home health and hospice portfolio subsidiary, acquired Excell Home Care and Hospice and Excell Private Care Services in Oklahoma City. The deal was effective Nov. 1. The move marks Ensign’s entry into Oklahoma. As […]

White Paper: How the 21st Century CURES Act Will Impact Home Care

The in-home care landscape is constantly evolving, from regulatory updates to new payment models and staffing requirements. Adding to the list of changes, Congress enacted a new law that stands to have a major impact on home care companies: The 21st Century CURES Act. Download this white paper to find out more information about how […]